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  1. Re: Embarrassing ignorance: what proof alcohol was ised in vintage perfumes?

    More importantly, do you smell it in in a finished perfume? I think once it is mixed with fragrance the odor is imperceptible. Personally I haven't noticed the denaturant in neat 40B.
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    Re: Pine/juniper fixative

    Juniper berry CO2 is longer lasting than the EO to me, still not a base note but worth including.
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    Re: green top note

    Give Triplal (8 hours via TGSC) or cis-3-hexanol / leaf alcohol (4 hours) a try
  4. Re: Embarrassing ignorance: what proof alcohol was ised in vintage perfumes?

    Honestly, besides from working in a vacuum (or with an inert gas), it's technically impossible to have 100% pure ethanol once you expose it to air, and considering the low tech lab equipment used way...
  5. Re: Julia Child Rose, when a Rose is Anise + Candy!

    My mother planted a "Julia Child" rose bush in memorial to my late grandmother, who was an avid rose gardener. I smelled a picked bloom and loved it, but I will have to revisit the live ones and...
  6. Using DPG/ACM diluted materials and diffusion

    Hey everyone, so I have a formula I'm working on and I'm using a handful of materials at 10% or 1% that are diluted in DPG/ACM. I calculated the mass of the dilutants and for a trial size of 1.5g...
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    Re: Suggestion for hydrosol supplier?

    I definitely understand the marketing perspective, consumers want lots of natural ingredients, it makes them feel good about the product. I'm assuming you're listing the EOs used in the ingredients,...
  8. Re: Possible components giving sweet note to natural civet?

    Thanks Bill, good to know!
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    Re: youtube video made by matt

    Good work Matt, it's nice to put a face to the names on the forum. I do think Iso E Super was used in a decent amount in other fragrances before Farenheight though yes? Perhaps it was the first to...
  10. Re: What Strong Component Powers The "Windsor" Floral/Green/Humid Trio?

    Ah yes, indole is definitely in anything Tuberose. Good point Kacper!
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    Re: Suggestion for hydrosol supplier?

    Honestly, why not just use carrot seed EO? You'd only need a trace as it is powerful. If you're concerned about solubility then you can add peg 40 HCO and/or polysorbate 20 to the oil phase before...
  12. Re: Brigitte Bräutigam: Niagara - Fougère-Citrus

    I really like that exercise Xii, a total synth interpretation. Perhaps once you get your structure tuned, you could add traces of some of the naturals back in and have a stellar perfume. Sometimes I...
  13. Re: Possible components giving sweet note to natural civet?

    Nice Matt, thanks for the link. I too noticed the civet from PSH was very cheesy and I didn't get the fecal reference. It is the only Civet I have tried, so maybe I need to get some from that Etsy...
  14. Re: What Strong Component Powers The "Windsor" Floral/Green/Humid Trio?

    I've actually worked on a Royal Mayfair match, it is tuberose, likely a base similar to the Firmenich one, and quite a bit of it; there could also be a touch of tuberose absolute. The top is...
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    Re: Suggestion for hydrosol supplier?

    Try Wholesale Supplies Plus, they have 6.

    https://www.wholesalesuppliesplus.com/additives/application/hydrosols.aspx
  16. Thread: Veramoss

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    Re: Veramoss

    I have it at 10% in ACM and it stays liquid at room temp. I do remember heating it to dissolve when I first blended it. At 50% it solidifies.
  17. Thread: Magnol

    by runstile
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    Re: Magnol

    Interesting! The one part of magnolia blooms that is quite distinct is the rubbery aspect. Good to know, it seems like this material would be useful in recreating that.
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    Re: Melting it all together

    I'd try some LOTV molecules, Magnolan (not LOTV though) would probably fit well. Musks will soften and fixate but won't help blend (I think you're referring to the transition from top to base). You...
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    Re: Use Rose Givco to make a candle

    Perfumer's Apprentice sells Premium Fragrance oils that were intended to use in candles, I just ordered their rose but I haven't tested it, I'll let you know when I do. I've also used CP's True Rose...
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    Re: I don't like the term "blender".

    When speaking to a senior perfumer at Givaudan he used the term "builders" and I see that as a better way to describe low impact/transparent materials. Stuff that acts more as a foundation, not as...
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    Re: tincturing lavender

    Besides just doing it for the sake of tincturing, why lavender? There are many good lavender EOs/absolutes to purchase that will surpass the quality/performance of your tincture.
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    Re: Incense Materials

    So, update on my trials, I added hydrocarboresine 0.3% and 0.01% of Ambrocenide... It has made my incense steroidal! Granted it's only been blended 48 hours, maybe it will soften up. But I think it...
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    Re: Super smelly materials storage . . ?

    Is that PTFE tape the same stuff that Christine @PSH and Susan @CP wrap their bottles in when shipping? I love it, it's super easy to remove and I've actually reused it in some cases. I'm sure w your...
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    Re: Formula for Criticism

    You could definitely add Hydroxycitronellal, it will add body and light fresh floral aspects to the heart. You could also add some Hedione (not HC) to increase freshness, maybe do a 1:1 Hedione :...
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    Re: help with essential oil...

    You may want to go the oil (FCO) or solid based perfume route, as it may help fixate it.

    Honestly, I would put it in a minimalist formula like the Grojman accord (1000 parts total, fill the rest...
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    Re: Thick Jammy Rose - Advice

    phenyl ethyl benzoate is available at PA. It is a very faint, somewhat spicy rosy note, I don't think it's going to give you what you're looking for.

    Try some phenyl ethyl acetate, maybe 4:1 ratio...
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    Re: Oud and Sandalwood Accord

    Be careful with Ambrocenide, it's even stronger than norlimbanol. I have it in a blend at 0.01% and it is noticeable (but it is more elegant that Amber Xtreme). You can also add Cashmeran and...
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    Re: Overdose of BHT

    I have not used it (yet) so I can't speak on it's effect in a fragrance. It should be odorless, and I haven't heard much about a dampening effect but maybe that is possible.
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    Re: Question about dilutions

    What they said, but the Frankincense is probably a mobile liquid at 30% already, you probably don't have to dilute it further in order to incorporate it. But if you want to be consistent with 10 base...
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    Re: Overdose of BHT

    The limit of 0.2% w/w (limit in final product) would correlate to 1% BHT in concentrate in a 20% perfume (1%*20% = 0.2%)
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    Re: Overdose of BHT

    Concentrate. GCMS data only show what's in the concentrate as the alcohol evaporates.
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    Re: An enfleurage question about lilac flowers

    That's great! Congrats!

    Here in Charleston, SC we have a plethora of "confederate (star) jasmine" that blooms in early April. I may have to try this as the smell perfumes the entire city where...
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    Re: Overdose of BHT

    I've seen BHT way over 0.2% in some GCMS data. For example, the GCMS of Dior Homme I have has it at 0.88%, and Ambre Sultan and Gucci PH at 0.38%. So, don't feel so bad, you're probably fine, but...
  34. Re: Anyone have plans for a perfumer's desktop organ?

    Those are very cool and quite handsome. I'd love to have them built into rows in a larger box and fill them according to scent family, then you'd have a library to slide out. Would be sort of clunky...
  35. Re: What aroma chemicals should be refrigerated in the summer?

    I keep citrus, florals, anything marked to keep refrigerated (cumin aldehyde, farnesene are all I have) and anything expensive (except for sandalwood) in the fridge.

    I will say, if they aren't in...
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    Re: Formula for Criticism

    EDIT just saw EM is at 10%. So at 0.05% it's probably not too strong if you want that sweetness.

    To me, styrallyl acetate & rhubofix (acidic citrus rhubarb), cyclamen aldehyde (green floral), and...
  37. Re: Anyone have plans for a perfumer's desktop organ?

    These are great. I wish I had a permanent spot for my workspace, I have to use the kitchen in my apt.

    I use boxes with lids (it's important to not leak aromas) currently.
  38. Thread: damascones

    by runstile
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    Re: damascones

    I have mine at 1%, they are very strong. As mentioned in other threads, the good scents company (TGSC) searches show what recommended dilution to evaluate at.
  39. Thread: Clay - How?

    by runstile
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    Re: Clay - How?

    Vetikone has a soil vibe, but not clay. Perhaps some of the suggestions above mixed with something warmer like furfural, maybe traces of warm spices like nutmeg. Maybe some dihydro beta ionone. It...
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    Re: DIY beard oil - fragrance request

    FYI the discoloration your friend experienced from bergamot oil comes from the actual color deposit of unrefined bergamot oil (which is sort of a yellowish amber orange tint in cheap quality oils)...
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    Re: need help: formula for wood-amber-orris

    These are just my own synesthestic color associations to the material to help me visualize my blend. Green - woods, black - dark woods, yellow - light floral, purple - iris, blue - musk/ambergris,...
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    Re: Date Fragrance

    5-methyl furfural is caramel, nutty, spicy. Maybe a trace of it. I was looking at fig fruit GCMS data the other day and that one came up.
  43. Re: galbanum – enhancing its bite and bitterness

    You could try adding Dynascone, it is very powerful and has a galbanum facet that is very long lasting (similar to other damascones). It isn't really bitter, but would add some volume/diffusion to...
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    Re: Blending for use in candles

    PA will give you an SDS on the premium fragrance oils by request, just shoot them an email. This lists all of the required allergenic/"hazardous" materials and their concentration ranges.
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    Re: need help: formula for wood-amber-orris

    Ambrox super
    2.00%


    Iso E Super
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    Sylvamber
    6.43%
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    Re: Use Rose Givco to make a candle

    I wouldn't dilute it at all, use it neat. Also, what is your oil concentration in the candle? I'd do at least 6%, or do the max % for your wax.
  47. Thread: Ambroxan %

    by runstile
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    Re: Ambroxan %

    Multiple the dilution % by the mass (Divide by 10) to get the mass at 100%... Do you understand how basic math works?

    10g Ambrox 10% = 1g Ambrox 100%
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    Re: Blending for use in candles

    Another recommendation but I haven't bought any (yet), Perfumer's Apprentice sells fragrance oils (specifically the premium ones) that were intended for use in candles, I asked them about them and...
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    Re: Incense Materials

    Thank you for all the suggestions! Definitely going to add some labdanum material, and test out traces of Ambrocenide and AmberMax (saw this one listed on Pell Wall's incense accord kit) in separate...
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    Re: Incense Materials

    Ah, yes. I forgot to mention I have benzoin at 0.5%, but was thinking of adding maybe 0.25% Hydrocarboresin, thank you Paul.
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    Re: Incense Materials

    So, still working on this fragrance, I've found I really like Olibanol + Olibanum Coeur the most, and I've got them at equal parts now.

    Does anyone have any data on the evaporation curve / log p...
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    Re: Blending for use in candles

    There isn't a database like TGSC unfortunately. Things like limonene burn off and create soot and potentially small amounts formaldehyde (there are studies on both sides of the argument) so you...
  53. Re: Enhancing commercial EDT with additional notes?

    Yes, that's what I meant. You can find cheap milligram/jewlery scales on Amazon, highly recommended to do so. Also, I've found the 0.5mL pipettes have the smallest opening out of the larger/longer...
  54. Re: Enhancing commercial EDT with additional notes?

    It's a risky venture for sure, what I would do is decant some of the fragrance and run a trial. Weigh out say 10 grams, and add 10% dilutions (in ethanol), say 0.015g at a time.
  55. Re: Orris or Irone? Violet leaf or 2,6-Nonadienal?

    As PK says, both. The harmony of naturals and synthetics together is what makes great perfume. Also, a lot times it is useful (and cost effective) to boost naturals with their synthetic components,...
  56. Thread: Apple Accord

    by runstile
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    Re: Apple Accord

    What fragrance by Ropion are you asking about (I don't know a lot of his work but someone may be able to chime in)? You should try some rose bases, if you want a powerful one Dorinia SA E from...
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    Re: Solvent for oakmoss absolute?

    Um, if it wasn't soluble in ethanol it couldn't be used in perfumes. Also, alcohol is used in the process of making an absolute. By definition all absolutes are soluble in alcohol.

    Should be fine...
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    Re: beta terpinyl acetate CAS: 10198-23-9

    Cinnamomum parthenoxylum (China) 1a Cinnamomum parthenoxylum (Jack) Nees, fam. LauraceaeThis has 9% beta terpinyl acetate, from EOUDB. Chinese cinnamon... should be able to hunt down a few varieties....
  59. Thread: Fruity Rose

    by runstile
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    Re: Fruity Rose

    Pivarose / Centifolyl could be the one. It's a very "pink" smell to me, geranium and honey like, and is a mid note. I detected it in Diptyque L'Ombre dans L'eau but haven't quite got the dosage...
  60. Re: flavornet.org odour descriptions - useful link

    That's really cool and useful, thank you!
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    Re: A Creation technique

    I don't evaluate the concentrate, only the final perfume w/ alcohol... this avoids the problem of taking too much out. My initial batches total around 1.5g of concentrate.
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    Re: Menardo's Gaiac 10

    Guaiac Heart (R) is very soft, no bacon/phenolic smoke to it.
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    Re: How to read dilution??

    Yep! I account for the dilutants (via a column, summed at the bottom) in my formulas in the final concentration, so I always end up with whatever % I specify.
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    Re: Strength and longevity questions

    Ah, I could see that for A.U., it's a lighter one. Yes, makes sense they wouldn't all be the same. Thanks for the info!
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    Re: Accidental CDG 2Man

    No problem. If you're going for more top note w the incense, I'd suggest the EO over the resinoid for that. I'd probably use all three.
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    Re: fixing coffee bean

    The pyrazines in that Coffee formula are definitely crucial to its strength and longevity. 2,3 dimethyl pyrazine (2-acetyl pyrazine, 22047-25-2, first line item) is more nutty, hazelnut and is...
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    Re: Strength and longevity questions

    Nice info graphic Zerlotus! Wow... 40% in MFK parfums eh? That seems crazy high... they'd really be limited on their formula max %s for materials. Is that what you heard from an SA?
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    Re: How to read dilution??

    Some regard adding dilutents as "lazy" perfuming in order to get your formula to add to 100%, and it can be frustrating to have to calculate it all out, but that is the job of a perfumer. I typically...
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    Re: Accidental CDG 2Man

    Thank you for sharing! Did a little calculation to get your formula in %s, does this look correct? These are for neat, undiluted materials.



    Ambrofix
    5.01%


    Vetiveryl Acetate
    5.01%
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    Re: Top note help for Jasmin green apple

    Or Firascone. It has a similar odor to a-damascone but doesn't last nearly as long, definitely a top note.
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    Re: What to use for leather/tobacco oils?

    Ombre leather is a jasmine / rose / patchouli / oud blend with a leather note (isobutyl quinoline secondary would be a good choice, or Leather Base specialty @ PSH). I've been working on something...
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    Re: Fog Machine Scent?

    It is a sweet smell, heliotropin doesn't sound like a bad idea. Maybe paired with Tonalide (or another sweet non-macrocyclic/toppy musk) and some Habanolide with it's steamy hot iron effect.
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    Re: Newbie needs help with perfume

    When I'm making initial trials, I add alcohol immediately and evaluate a minimum of 24 hours later. Once I get my draft finalized, then I'll make a batch of concentrate and let it mature, maybe a...
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    Re: How do you tincture body odors?

    I was going to say this, or watch a few of the later episodes of the synonymous Netflix series inspired by the book... one of the characters is a perfumer and it shows his technique of wrapping his...
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    Re: How do you use blotter strips?

    Just dip or spray it on, I think you may be over-analyzing this a bit. Concentration does matter when comparing materials, however. In general you want to compare like materials at the same...
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    Re: How to tame Labdanum Absolute.

    Maybe increase your top and heart notes then.
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    Re: How to tame Labdanum Absolute.

    How much have you adjusted your % by? It really is just fine tuning. I've been tweaking some formulas to the +/- 0.05% with labdanum absolute.

    Also, for sanity's sake, it helps if you're not...
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    Re: Blending for use in candles

    You're welcome!

    Those solids will readily dissolve in most liquid ACs btw, no need to dilute really unless you want to. Also, consider replacing vanillin w ethyl vanillin (at 1/3 the amount, it is...
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    Re: Blending for use in candles

    Read this: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/452354-converting-perfume-formula-into-candle-formulation?highlight=candle

    The wax choice really impacts the aroma the most. Soy wax depresses top and...
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    Re: Warm, dusty middle notes?

    Maybe Kephalis would work alongside some other materials listed, it's more ambery than dusty but nonetheless could add some volume to your heart.
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    Re: Recreating Dior Eau Savauge...

    Are you talking about Eau Sauvage (1966) or Sauvage?
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    Re: Menardo's Gaiac 10

    I wouldn't bet on crystallization as the confirmation of Cashmeran; you should be able to smell it, it's very powerful/noticeable unless it's just a trace (esp in such a transparent blend). Also,...
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    Re: Delta Octalactone vs Bicyclononalactone

    I guess that's what I was implying, they are different. I wouldn't say they could be substituted but I haven't done an eval. on both.
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    Re: Menardo's Gaiac 10

    I want to say I picked up on lots of Habanolide in Guaiac 10 when I was asked if I could recreate it for a friend... This was over a year ago so my memory is foggy. It's definitely heavy on the white...
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    Re: Delta Octalactone vs Bicyclononalactone

    Delta Octalactone - sweet fatty coconut tonka tropical dairy

    Bicyclononalactone - sweet herbal coumarinic tonka woody

    Both have ~400 hr longevity and medium strength. From TGSC....
  86. Re: help reaching similar/equal fragrance to jo malone oud & bergamot

    Honestly, I wouldn't waste the Oud oils you have on trying to match the JM. It's probably mostly Cypriol, like George said. There are quite a few oud bases to try in addition to using Cypriol, the...
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    Re: DIY solvent extraction

    ::: Adds to fantasy Christmas list ::::

    So cool...
  88. Re: Does dilution affect overall composition?

    It will reduce the overall "impact" of the fragrance. I have an eau de cologne/citrus based fragrance that would singe your nose with the amount of citral (1.9% total) in it at 20%, but at 8% it...
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    Re: Packaging suppliers?

    Paul, gorgeous boxes!

    OP, if you look in the DIY sticky thread or search suppliers, you should find a handful. I've used POSHPAC in the UK (shipping is expensive, and they only accept payment via...
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    Re: Cashmeran crystallized and solidified

    Sort of a related question, My Lilestralis/Lilial forms crystals as well, is it bad to use some of the liquid phase (are they different components) or do I need to heat it to a full liquid before...
  91. Re: Budding baby perfumers - pursuits to suit 7 year olds - ideas

    Those sound like fun! You could also do scented jewelry, like necklaces and bracelets with wood or clay pendants that they soak with the oil, although they'd probably need higher concentrations to be...
  92. Thread: GC/MS Help

    by runstile
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    Re: GC/MS Help

    Essential Oils University has a database where you can search by natural or by compound to show GCMS of the natural or the % compound in naturals, respectively. It's up to you to determine the...
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    Re: Limonene substitute

    Lemonile is stable in alkaline/basic solutions, but it is extremely powerful and would be more of a lemon/verbena odor.
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    Re: Anyone else perceive Timbersilk differently?

    I like using Sylvamber/Iso E Super as well as opposed to Timbersilk which isn't as transparent.

    Perhaps ratio wasn't the best term for my process, it's actually a Divider. You divide total %...
  95. Re: Making room sprays (not necessarily water based)

    Tarek, my post above gives you a clear (no pun intended) solution. Most room sprays use a combination of alcohol and water. If you don't use alcohol, you will have to increase the solubilizer, and at...
  96. Re: Is a final perfume considered a denatured product?

    You should buy denatured alcohol (common one is SD 40B) for use in perfumes that you intend on selling. The ingredients added won't denature it.
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    Re: Room Spray - Alcohol vs water based

    Hi, welcome to Basenotes. This has been discussed fairly in depth, use the search feature and see if that answers some of your questions.

    My approach is a 1:1-3: 3-5 ratio for oil, solubilizer...
  98. Re: Can you tell a perfume is good right away?

    What RSG said.

    My rule (unless I'm super impatient) is to not blot until at least 24 hours after blending w alcohol. In my experience from smelling just blended fragrances, top and mid notes are...
  99. Re: EO Perfume blends - Fougere, Chypre, & Cologne

    If you like what you make, then who cares?

    The main problem with fragrance oils is you don't know what you're putting in your blend, and who knows when it will be reformulated from the supplier?
    ...
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    Re: Is all natural better?

    There is not set ratio or rule, it depends on everything in the formula. Some synthetics are naturally solids and will take time to dissolve, or you can dilute in a solvent like DPG/IPM/Augeo for...
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